Open source on Azure
Run your applications your way while optimising IT costs
Innovate faster and more securely with open source on Azure
Attract and retain the best talent, and improve teamwork and collaboration. Increase developer velocity – driving innovation by empowering developer teams.
Build on a highly secure cloud platform designed to protect your data and business assets. Gain proactive, comprehensive compliance coverage.
Gain the freedom to move your app anywhere. Operate seamlessly and elastically on premises, in hybrid or multi-cloud environments, or at the edge.
Organisations that adopt open-source technologies score:1
higher on innovation
higher on developer satisfaction
1McKinsey & Company: Driving business outcomes through Developer Velocity 2020 and McKinsey Developer Velocity Survey, Expert Interview
Build and run on your terms – in any environment
Develop in your favourite languages and frameworks.
Simplify app development with fully managed open-source databases and APIs
Optimise your open-source investments on Azure
Get a native Linux experience for every workload
Manage your workloads securely and conveniently on Linux – the fastest-growing platform on Azure, spanning Linux compute, containers, data, managed services and software-as-a-service solutions. Take advantage of built-in identity, security, management and hybrid capabilities.
Gain flexibility of choice for modern app development
Innovate rapidly using cloud-native architectures. Modernise apps faster with a fully managed Kubernetes service. Build apps without provisioning and managing infrastructure using Azure Functions. Combine fully integrated DevOps capabilities and microservices to increase agility.
Optimise machine learning
Accelerate inference and training with open-source frameworks and ONNX Runtime. Increase productivity with PyTorch on Azure, virtual machines and a serverless hosting environment. Build AI that you can trust with responsible machine learning and conversational AI experiences with Bot Framework Composer.
Automate code-to-cloud workflows with GitHub and Azure
- Build, test and deploy the code from your GitHub repository to Azure to create reliable and more secure applications faster – and distribute them globally.
- Save time by automating the release pipeline through continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD).
- Create automated workflows with native support for common scenarios – such as containerised applications on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), websites on Azure App Service, relational data on Azure SQL Database or event-driven applications on Azure Functions – all with GitHub Actions for Azure.
Azure open-source ecosystem
Our partners are engineering-centric and committed to open source – and we focus on building, operating and supporting services through a unified code base. Together, we create a seamless experience across identity, security and billing.
.NET is cross-platform and open source
Take advantage of a modern, open-source development platform for building many types of apps across operating systems and devices – with optimal performance.
Explore a vibrant community
Learn how .NET became the successful open-source project it is today, with more than five million active developers every month.Discover .NET
Build on the most-loved framework
Contribute to open-source projects
.NET consistently ranks among the top 30 most active open-source projects since 2017, as tracked by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Developers share their experiences using open-source on Azure
Learn why developers around the world trust Azure to help them solve their important challenges and build with confidence. To hear from more developers, visit Developer Stories.
These organisations found success with open source on Azure
Daimler embraces the cloud to innovate faster
Peter Rothlaender, Manager of Cloud Solutions, Daimler AG
"We've brought Java, Tomcat, Docker containers, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux, and many other open-source tools into DevTest Labs, and they all work great."
Bosch increases vehicle safety using precision GPS algorithms and AKS
Christian Jeschke, Product Owner, Bosch
"What we like about AKS is the simplified Kubernetes experience. It's click and deploy, it's click and scale. It's infrastructure as code too, which is quite cool for us."
Lufthansa Technik helps airlines cut costs and increase aircraft reliability with Azure
Johannes Hansen, Senior Director Process Automation and Technology for AVIATAR, Lufthansa Technik
"With Microsoft Azure, we get an open and flexible cloud infrastructure that supports our Red Hat ecosystem and helps us deliver superior products to our customers."
Adobe runs its vast open-source application portfolio in Azure
Mike Mellor, Senior Director, Technical Operations, Adobe
Continue learning with these open-source resources
Discover projects and communities, access tools and read blogs about Microsoft and open source.
Build your open-source technical skills with step-by-step guidance.
Explore a rich catalogue of open-source solutions and enterprise apps – certified and optimised to run on Azure.
Build your skills with self-paced learning and livestream events hosted by technical experts.
Learn about the open-source technologies available on Azure. Watch the May 2021 Microsoft Build session.
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